Letter from the editor.

Author:Jesswein, Kurt

The Academy of Banking Studies Journal is the official journal of the Academy of Banking Studies, an affiliate of the Allied Academies, Inc., a non profit association of scholars whose purpose is to encourage and support the advancement and exchange of knowledge, understanding and teaching throughout the world. The ABSJ is a principal vehicle for achieving the objectives of both organizations.

The mission of the ABSJ is to publish theoretical and empirical manuscripts which further the disciplines of banking and institutional finance. All articles contained in this volume have been double blind refereed, and the acceptance rate was 25%, in keeping with the editorial policy of the Journal.

It is our mission to foster a supportive, mentoring effort on the part of the...

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